Tunisian FEMEN on attempt to stage topless

Free expression in the news
22 May 2013

Tunisian feminist Amina Tyler arrested for ‘immoral gestures’
Tunisian member of radical feminist group FEMEN was arrested Sunday after allegedly attempting to stage a topless protest. Sara Yasin reports.


Notes on the Forum for freedom of the net for global development

SIF13 (I). Internet freedom in the global debate: mapping the state of play

Notes from the Stockholm Internet Forum on Internet Freedom for Global Development, held at Münchenbryggeriet (The Brewery) at Södermalm in Stockholm, Sweden, May 22-23, 2013.



National dialogue on the sharing of power in Tunisia

Tunisia reaches power sharing deal

Leading Tunisian political parties continued the national dialogue on Tuesday (May 7th), focusing on ways to address violence.

The meeting followed a deal last week where parties reached a consensus on power sharing after Ennahda proposed that the presidency and the prime minister split control of the executive.


Political parties of Tunisia reject violence in national dialogue

Tunisia national dialogue rejects violence

Participants in Tunisia’s second national dialogue condemned all forms of post-revolution violence, stressing that only the state had the right to use force.

Unlike the first round of talks last October, the meeting that wrapped up on Thursday (May 16th) involved all Tunisian political parties.


Submarine cable agreement signed that connects Tunisia to Europe

Tunisian operators deploy submarine cable connecting Europe

May 20, 2013

Two of Tunisia’s mobile operators have signed a deal with with backbone operator and cloud services provider Interoute for the deployment of a submarine cable connecting Tunisia to Europe.



Didon Submarine cable agreement signed

Agreement Signed for Commissioning of Didon Submarine Cable Linking Tunisia to Europe

Posted on May 20th, 2013

Tunisiana and Orange Tunisia announced the signing of a partnership agreement with Interoute, the owner operator of Europe’s largest next generation network, for the commissioning of a submarine cable, called Didon, connecting the city of Kélibia, Tunisia to Interoute’s pan European fiber optic network, via its landing station in Mazara del Vallo, Siciliy, Italy.